National Whistleblower Day

Whistleblower Legislation

A new survey of anti-fraud professionals from around the world has found that whistleblower suppression is the most significant “fraud-related factor” in the spread of Covid-19.

The anti-fraud consulting firm
Continue Reading Global Anti-Fraud Professionals Say Whistleblower Suppression Helps Spread Coronavirus

In an article published by The Hill today, whistleblower attorney Stephen M. Kohn discussed the need for public health and safety whistleblower laws to protect workers during the COVID-19 (coronavirus)
Continue Reading Reforms Needed to Protect Coronavirus Public Health Whistleblowers

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On January 30, 2019, Reps. Don Young (R-AK) and John Garamendi (D-CA) introduced the Wildlife Conservation and Anti-Trafficking Act of 2019 (H.R. 864). This bipartisan, groundbreaking legislation enhances the ability of informants worldwide to detect and report wildlife crimes. It also strengthens the laws criminalizing trafficking.
Continue Reading Landmark Bill Combating Wildlife Trafficking Reintroduced in the House

If poachers and wildlife trafficking networks operate like international criminal syndicates, why not treat them that way? That’s one approach outlined in a bill reintroduced in Congress today designed to bolster efforts to use whistleblower rewards to stop wildlife crime. 
Continue Reading Bill would bolster reward programs that allow US agencies to fight wildlife crime with whistleblowers

Good news for Pennsylvania whistleblowers
Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules whistleblowers eligible to receive noneconomic compensation as rewards.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a big decision for whistleblowers in Bailets v. Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, 2018 WL 1516785 (Pa. 2018). The Court ruled that noneconomic damages are compensable under Pennsylvania’s whistleblower law.
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“Defend Trade Secrets Act” Signed into Law

Washington, D.C. May 11, 2016. Today, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act, which includes major whistleblower reforms.

The Act contains strong and much needed protections for corporate whistleblowers, establishing immunity for employees who disclose trade secrets to the government as part of a whistleblower case. The Act sets forth clear procedures employees can follow to obtain this immunity, and requires all employers to notify their employees of these rights.
Continue Reading Obama Strengthens Key Corporate Whistleblower Protections